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From our family to yours
The Hansen Family and our employees wish each of
you a most joyous holiday season. We wish you good
health and great times
with family and friends. As gifts are exchanged, we
remember that special gift we all received on that
Christmas morning many years ago. May 2009 be a
year of excitement and challenges.
We hope to see you all often this month as you prepare
for family gatherings and holiday parties. You'll find a
wide variety of meats and cheeses as well as our egg
nog, cream, mild cheddar cheese curds, milk, butter and
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, closing at 6:00 PM
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Holiday Cheese Baskets
A Unique Gift
Moo.....rific Gifts from Moo to YOU!!
Are you looking for a new idea or a simple gift for
someone this season? Look no further. Get a gift that
can be used by all. They will enjoy the great taste of
fresh cheese, which they can enjoy for days to come!
Look at the various styles and choices we have, or you
can custom order what you would like. We will do all
the work and even deliver it to Moo Roo or the Cedar
Falls Outlet for you to pick up!
We include our fresh cheese curds or we have a
variety of cheeses from Wisconsin to choose from
such as marbled colby, mild cheddar, butterkase,
pepperjack, and colby. We also include sausage,
chocolates, and popcorn. We will make the basket or
box up the day before we deliver it to you,
guaranteeing the freshest products!
Contact: Amy Hansen at 319-290-3994 or Tricia
Hansen at 319-988-4284
Gouda, Gueso Blanco and Emmentaler Swiss Cheese
We have been having trouble getting Babcock Gouda
Cheese. Edelweiss Creamery has an Aged Gouda
which has a drier texture. There is also a variety made
from cows that are grass fed. This cheese is a bit
tarter (more sharp) than the Babcock Gouda.
Both of these cheeses come in a 12-pound wheel that
will be sliced according to how much you would like.
Just be sure to ask!
Edelweiss has an Emmentaler Swiss which we also
carry at both Moo Roo and Hansen's Outlet. The
be larger than you would like, but we can cut them to
your specifications. This is a raw milk cheese and low
in sodium. Raw milk cheeses must age for at least 60
Edelweiss Creamery is a small artisan cheese factory
in Wisconsin which uses both state-of-the-art
technology as well as the "tried and true" traditional
method of cheesemaking. They have been at the
same location since it was established in 1873.
Gueso Blanco cheese is a Mexican cheese that is very
similar to a fresh mozzarella. We have customers
who will fry this cheese because of the extra moisture
which prevents it from melting. It is a very mild
cheese. If any of you have tried different recipes or
ideas using our cheeses, we'd love to be able to share
them with our readers.
Name that Cow
The results are in!
Thanks to all who placed votes for naming the cow at
Cedar Falls Outlet. First place goes to Hansen's Gretl
with 49 votes, submitted by Kathy Matthias and
Annette Fuller. Kathy & Annette will both receive
$20.00. The other finalists will receive a 1/2 gallon of
ice cream. Thank you all for entering our contest. The
names were awesome. Congratulations to all the
Names and votes are listed below.
1) Hansen's Gretl, 49 votes
2) Mollie Moo, 35 votes
3) Buttercup, 31 votes
4) Half Pint, 28 votes
5) Squirt, 20 votes
6) Cream Puff, 16 votes
From Valued Customers
First, I LOVE your skim milk!! Well, ok, all of your milk -
but I can't even tell it is skim!! My husband and his
family used to be dairy farmers, so we love that we can
buy your products locally and help support a local
dairy farm! I would love to see you include other
products/produce produced by local farmers. What a
treat it would be to be able to go to a local grocer and
buy all locally grown products! Maybe even some
local crafts/gifts in a special "gift shop" room!! That
would be heaven in Iowa!! Local milk, produce,
products, gifts, all under one "barn" roof!!! Thanks for
The apples were great. Yes, bring them back next year.
We love your store. especially the milk and ground beef.
Cow of the Month
December's Cow of the Month is Noel. She was born
Dec. 1, 2004, and has given birth to two bulls. She's
pregnant now and due March 9, 2009, so hopefully
this time she has a heifer! Noel has already milked
48,483 pounds in her two lactations, and since she
comes from a family with record of longevity, she
should produce a lot more milk in her lifetime. Noel is
a good young cow that's very easy to get along with --
as proven by her willingness to have her picture taken
for Blake and Jordan Hansen's 2006 Christmas card!
Perfect for the holidays!
Best ever sugar cookies (great for cut-outs)
1# Hansen's butter, softened
2 cups of sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 T vanilla
5 cups flour plus 1 cup for rolling out cookies
Mix together the first 3 ingredients, then add eggs and
vanilla. Mix in 5 cups of flour. Use the other
cup for rolling dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 -10
minutes. Watch so you don't overbake. They
still taste good even if they are a bit crispy.
Frost or decorate with sugars.
2 lb. Velveeta (cubed)
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 lb. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 lb. Hansen's Butter
2 jars Kraft Bacon Cheese
1 jar Kraft Pimento Cheese
1 jar Kraft Pineapple Cheese
With everything at room temperature, mix with your
electric mixer. Let sit for an hour or overnight, covered
Form into balls. May be sprinkled with dried parsley,
bacon bits, nuts, etc. Wrap in plastic wrap.
Great for gifts. Teachers love them. Tie up with tissue
paper and ribbon. Makes about 10 8 oz balls.
Oster Regent Theatre
Brent Hansen will be performing in Plaid Tidings at the
Oster Regent Theatre, Cedar Falls. Performances are
Dec 5, 6, 7, and Dec 12, 13, 14.
Sundays @ 2 PM , all others at 7:30 PM. A family
musical comedy and based on the Christmas version
of the popular musical comedy "Forever Plaid"
Four guys sing harmony in popular Christmas songs
and songs from the 50's and 60's. With great songs,
colorful costumes and comedy that
will put you in the Christmas Spirit.
Tickets are available at 319-277-5283. Box office
open Mon - Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Our goal in creating this newsletter is to keep customers
informed of new products, specials, helpful hints,
interesting facts, and recipes using our products. If you
have any comments, suggestion, ideas, recipes, or
general input, email us at email@example.com
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